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Dr. James Ellis
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I got a yeast infection on tuesday and took the treatment. Would I be okay to have sex now?

If no sx or discharg: The medication should be completed and you should have no symptoms or discharge. ...Read more

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Sexual Intercourse (Definition)

Couples often worry about having sex during pregnancy. They may be afraid that having sex could cause a miscarriage or harm the baby. It is best to talk to your doctor or nurse midwife about your specific situation to make sure you are considered at low risk for complications such a ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How long should I wait to have sex after treatment of yeast infection?

How long should I wait to have sex after treatment of yeast infection?

comfortable & tx'ed: Until you are no longer uncomfortable. If you have red, irritated, burning tissues - this would not make sex very pleasurable. It is also important to complete the course of treatment to avoid infecting your partner. ...Read more

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Dr. Wendy Askew
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Is it possible to have sex day after yeast infection treatment?

Is it possible to have sex day after yeast infection treatment?

Sure: If you were having pain in the vagina it may still be uncomfortable; if you used a vaginal cream preparation it may be messy, but nothing - other than if you feel ready - to stop you from having sex. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Jaramillo
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I finished a yeast infection cream treatment last night and was wondering if it was okay to have sex with a condom. I read that some creams can make the condom tear. I have no more symptoms.

Yes: You should be fine using a condom if you've already finished the treatment. The cream is absorbed within a few hours after application. Obviously, if you experience any discomfort hold off until you are 100% better. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary David
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How soon can I have sex after taking Monistat-7 for a yeast infection? All symptoms are already gone and the treatment is almost done

How soon can I have sex after taking Monistat-7 for a yeast infection? All symptoms are already gone and the treatment is almost done

No need to delay: There is no need to wait unless sex is uncomfortable. While using the 7 day treatment it is best to insert the daily dose after intercourse rather than before it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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How long after an treatment for a yeast infection can I have intercourse ?

How long after an treatment for a yeast infection can I have intercourse ?

I recommend: Completing your course of treatment and waiting until you are no longer red, itching and in pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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After treatment yeast infection i had pain during intercourse with slight bleeding.Tests for bacteria, yeast, gonorrhea, and chlamydia are negative.?

Pain during sex: Let's talk about non-medical causes. Was it rougher type sex you had or was your partner not gentle enough? Could your partner's member been too large for you? It's not just infection that could have caused the pain and bleeding, you know. ...Read more

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Marianne DiNapoli
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After a yeast infection is cured when can you have sex again?

After a yeast infection is cured when can you have sex again?

When comfortable: If one's infection is cleared, and there are no more signs or symptoms, plus one feels comfortable with it, it is okay to resume intercourse. A woman may benefit from keeping semen out of her vagina for a while (use condoms), to let her vagina maintain a normal pH (acidity level) for a few weeks. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Candidiasis or thrush is a fungal infection (mycosis) of any of the candida species (all yeasts), of which Candida Albicans is the most common.Also commonly referred to as a yeast infection, candidiasis is also technically known as ...Read more


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